View of the high tundra from Skookum Pass. Solifluction lobes formed by a
process of thawing moisture-laden topsoil lying over permafrost sliding slowly
down hill. This creeping sheet of soil creates scalloped lobes of taller
vegetation along the moist leading edge.
Image ID: arct0938, NOAA At The Ends of the Earth Collection
Location: Alaska, Nome to Council Road.
Photo Date: 2013 August
Photographer: Dr. John Cloud, NOAA Central Library, Historian
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